Lord of the Rings is undisputedly one of the most famous and best-selling fictional narratives the world ever had. Thus, it’s not surprising if it racked up millions of dollars in the copies and tickets sold worldwide, not to mention the hundreds of recognitions and nominations it garnered in various award-giving bodies.
And this recent Holy Week, many Filipino audiences were able to witness the cinematic splendor of the trilogy when ABS-CBN broadcast its three films, namely,The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.
Aside from Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), Gollum (Andy Serkis), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) who undeniably left indelible marks in our minds, there’s another character who captured our attention – Arwen Undomiel.
Portrayed by seasoned actress Liv Tyler, Arwen is a half-Elven admired by many for her beauty, intelligence, and bravery. Her marriage with the mortal Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) hailed her to become the Queen of the Reunited Kingdom and the “uniter” of the Elf and Human races.
However, WHAT IF the top-grossing flick will have a Filipino adaptation? Who among the young Kapamilya leading ladies – Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, and Nadine Lustre – is the most fitting Lady of Rivendell?
In a recent survey we launched in the official ABS-CBN Facebook page, the Queen of Hearts is the apparently the netizens’ favorite.
Because of her impressive portrayals in her past projects, with the majority referring to her performance in La Luna Sangre, many are convinced that she is indeed worthy to be considered for the role. Aside from that, her eloquence and 100% Pinay allure is said to be perfect for the fancied Filipino version of LOTR.
Believers of Liza were also quick to defend their bet, by imposing that her slight resemblance with Liv and her keenness can make her pass to be Arwen. On the other hand, Nadine’s fans pointed out her fierce persona and having no action-themed project yet as the main factors why she should be the Pinay version one of the most revered women of the fantasy-adventure flick.